Crimson Tide Reviews
My only problem is with some of the acting. I see this a lot in modern day war movies. When men team up and they say things and look at each other in a way to show respect and that they'll be loyal, it sometimes comes off as too forced and unnatural. I've never been in a situation where I had to team up with someone and I got all emotional and noble in a self-contained way; maybe showing that much affection is realistic. I don't know. I do like it in black & white movies because it's hard to appreciate black & white movies if you don't like dramatic sentimentality. All the actors were good, though. And it was interesting to know Tony Soprano worked on a submarine before joining the mob.
The movie is enjoyable, but somewhat forgettable. The performances are highlight, and the nuclear discussions are interesting to listen to. Something never stated, but quietly hinted at, is the racial tension of having an black man in charge of their ship. This issue would have been pointed out in any movie made today, because Obama.
If I were to squeeze a message out of Crimson Tide, it would be about the changing of the guard in the American father figures. While we were once raised by gruff, no-nonsense dads, we've since transitioned into calm, attentive fathers who take feelings into consideration. The question becomes what's the better decision: a pat on the back or a swift kick in the ass?
Saw this on 29/11/14
Crimson Tide is the most visually beautiful Tony Scott movie with minimal shakes, an outstanding direction and cinematography combined top notch performances from Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. The story is one of relevance and it makes one think of the follies that can come during war. Although it's ending could have been a bit more better than what it has now.
(Full review coming soon - with better wording)